According to the FDA Mexican basil is source of Cyclospora outbreak

The FDA, CDC, and state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of 132 illnesses of Cyclospora illnesses. Of the 132 people with Cyclospora infections, four have been hospitalized. The FDA announced that the outbreak is probably linked to fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV located in Morelos, Mexico. The FDA has requested a voluntary recall of the basil exported and the firm has agreed. The CDC’s analysis of epidemiologic information indicates that contaminated fresh basil is the likely cause of the illnesses. The FDA reported the restaurants liked to the illnesses are in Florida, Minnesota, N.Y., and Ohio. Outbreak cases were found in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. The FDA has increased import screening on basil and will continue to investigate the cause and source of the outbreak as well as the distribution of products.  @

Cyclospora Illnesses Linked to Imported Fresh Basil

Consumers warned to not eat fresh basil from Mexican exporter

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